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Early Voters Continue to Turn Out In Record Numbers, Furthering Democratic Strongholds in Key Battleground States

Days before November 8th, record numbers of Americans are choosing to cast their ballots early for Democrats up and down the ticket in key battleground states. Enthusiasm from key demographic groups, including Hispanics and African Americans, are proving the power of the most aggressively progressive Democratic platform in our party’s history. Over 40 million people have already cast their ballots,…

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NEW DNC Radio Ad: Michelle Obama Asks Voters to Stand With Democrats

The Democratic National Committee released a new radio ad featuring the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. In “Time to Vote,” Obama urges voters to stand with Democrats up and down ballot. The ad reminds voters of the progress we’ve made under President Barack Obama, and warns that if Republicans win, “they will tear away all that we’ve…

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New TV Ad: DNC Launches “A Good Send-Off”

The Democratic National Committee has launched a new national cable television ad, “A Good Send-Off,”which will air on programming aimed at African-American voters across the country. The ad supports Democratic candidates up and down the ballot and features excerpts from an electrifying speech President Obama gave recently urging voters to vote before polls close on November 8th. As the president says in the ad,…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Commander in Sleaze New stories have surfaced of Trump demeaning and objectifying women. Yesterday, we heard it firsthand when video was released of Trump making lewd, degrading and disgusting comments about women. Trump’s abhorrent comments are not a one-off. From calling women “fat pigs” and “slobs,” to calling pregnancy an “inconvenience” for employers, Trump has a pattern of denigrating women and ignoring issues important…

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Birtherism Reborn

Birtherism Reborn Trump still can’t let go of his most fact-checked lie. The racist birtherism conspiracy that Trump publicly peddled for five years was alive and well tonight as Trump tried to wriggle his way out of the vice grip of the facts – no apology, no honesty. Here’s a reminder of what fact checkers have said on the issue:…

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How Far We Have Come

How Far We Have Come The National Museum of African American History & Culture memorializes the story of a painful past that we must never forget and our nation’s continued march towards full equality. From Concord to Selma, our nation has made great strides. And as each day passes we are writing a new history that reflects the best of…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Trump has had a disastrous few days on the campaign trail. In his disgraceful stunt yesterday, he refused to apologize to President Obama or show any sort of accountability for peddling the offensive lie that President Obama was not born in the United States. On Friday, DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile issued the following statement calling on Trump to apologize…

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MEMO: What’s at Stake for Young Voters This Election

Voters under 35 matched Baby Boomers (aged 52 to 70 years old) for the first time this year as a share of the electorate. Millennial voters are a diverse group, from those who are currently in college to young parents beginning to have families of their own to entrepreneurs starting businesses. This year’s Democratic primary engaged and energized millennials, resulting in…

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DNC Chair Brazile: Secretary Clinton Will Elevate the Conversation

Today on ABC “This Week,” Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile discussed Secretary Clinton’s history fighting for all Americans. Brazile said of Secretary Clinton, “this is a woman who has shown over and over again in her career that she will elevate this conversation but, more importantly, she will get things done so all Americans can prosper and grow.” She also…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

This week we celebrated the anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was certified, affirming women’s right to vote. The anniversary is a reminder of the progress our country has made when it comes to the treatment of women, and an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the unfinished work of fighting for full equality. This also marked…

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